Liam Neeson was Taken by Dubai!
I always said that if Liam Neeson ever came to Dubai, I would hunt him down, I would find him and I would hug him, so when the Hollywood superstar actually came to the emirate I was overly excited to go and meet him.
Truth be told, Liam Neeson is 62 and yet he looks more like a fit 40-year-old, so it’s fair to say I had a major man-crush on him. He was everything in real life that I imagined he would be – tall, broad, scary and charismatic. Liam was in Dubai to attend the premiere of Taken 3 and it was one of the first times such a megastar has actually travelled out to the UAE to be at the screening in person. He’s obviously a very popular actor because we had the biggest turnout we’ve ever had for a premiere, with more than 2,000 people turning up to see him.
Liam didn’t disappoint his fans, either, and he spent nearly two hours on the red carpet meeting people, taking selfies and signing autographs. What a cool guy! His nice streak didn’t stop there, however, and he also visited all 10 cinemas before the film started to thank everyone for coming. We have a full interview with Mr Neeson that you can hear on Virgin Radio, in which he talks about how much he would love to film Taken 4 in Dubai, but the best thing about meeting him was that I got to hug the man who trained Batman and Darth Vader!